Tag: Jerry Garcia


On May 31st, Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” guitar was auctioned for an astounding $1.6 million to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center, which fights racism and hate crimes. Just before the bidding started, Jerry’s daughter Trixie told the audience about how happy her father would be to know his guitar was supporting such a great cause. She then coined…

Posted in Participation Row, Interviews

Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Steve Liesman, CNBC

In our blog series Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers, wemeet Steve Liesman, CNBC’s senior economics reporter, and talk about how the music of the Grateful Dead shaped his life.

Posted in Interviews, Music and Activism, Headliners

Deadheads Get Organized to Keep Jerry Garcia’s Name On Venue

Jerry Garcia gets a venue bar named after him just as Deadheads unit to keep his name on another venue in San Francisco. Plus, other places named for musicians we love.

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Interview: The Rex Foundation’s Sandy Sohcot

Rarely does one associate football with the movement of the Grateful Dead. However, on August 9th thousands of Dead fans stormed Giants Stadium for a sold out game to celebrate the legacy of guitarist Jerry Garcia. Responsible for this “Grateful Game” was none other than the Rex Foundation

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Interview: Jim Lauderdale On ‘Patchwork River’ And Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter’s best lyrics since his Grateful Dead heyday embellish Patchwork River, singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale’s 19th album. Lauderdale has written hits George Strait, Patty Loveless, and the Dixie Chicks, but his second album-length collaboration with Hunter (following 2004’s Headed for the Hills) are on another level altogether. The loping and lovely title track alone, like…

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John ‘Marmaduke’ Dawson 1945-2009

The New Riders of the Purple Sage co-founder died in Mexico, where he’d been living for several years. Dawson wrote “I Don’t Know You,” “Portland Woman,” “Glendale Train,” and everything else on the group’s eponymous 1971 debut album, a dusty gem of post-Summer of Love country-rock with a Bakersfield bent. He also co-wrote “Friend of…